September 2012

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HP Insight: Energy crisis: Time and talent wanted

Maximizing the energy potential from all hydrocarbon resources is the main goal for all nations. More efficient utilization of energy—natural gas, coal and crude oil—facilitates economic gro..

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Maximizing the energy potential from all hydrocarbon resources is the main goal for all nations. More efficient utilization of energy—natural gas, coal and crude oil—facilitates economic growth. As shown in the headlines from the last 90 years of Hydrocarbon Processing, progress comes in leaps and bounds, and too often, is followed an economic crisis. Natural gas has always been part of the energy and economic equation. In the early days, this hydrocarbon was originally “stripped” to obtain the natural-gasoline components that were blended into transportation fuels. Now natural gas is a major segment of the global energy mix; its application has morphed as better methods

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